Stretch NV Stealth Camper
We loved the size and mileage of the NV200.. and the fact that you can fit a full-sized bed is wonderful. But we wanted a Stealth Camper; something my wife and I can sleep in after a night of dancing in the big city and not having a cop knock on the window.. or take week-long adventures with some campgrounds or hotels in between. We also wanted to sleep well. That meant no fold lines or seams in the bed.. a nice, flat, home-style mattress. And after an evening of partying.. we absolutely need a pottie.
But all that wouldn't fit in the 7' long bed of the NV200. Just a little more is all we wanted.. is 30" too much more to ask? I got a great deal on a new 2017 ($17k) and took it home with dreams of copying my old Dodge Maxi-Van from the 70's.
I had the back of it cut off only 3 days later... and only 192 miles on the van.
I extended the frame with 1/4" x 3" steel and have installed the side and ceiling panels made from 16 ga steel. I've got a little more inside support and framing to do before I begin the grinding, filling and painting process. Here is a photo of where I'm at and where I'm going.
Am I alone in in this adventure.. or is anyone going down this road???